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Desperate Housewives: City on Fire

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 16th 2008 11:50PM
Desperate Housewives
(S05E08) "Hang in there. I'm not done with you yet." - Dave

There you have it, people. The most advertised episode of ABC's Desperate Housewives so far this season (we first heard about it in August) has finally aired. Even if I was entertained by Julie's return, Anne's storyline, Lee's joy after hearing dirt about Bree, and Virgina's antics, it was once again Dave's storyline that got my full attention. How should we interpret the new clues we were given thanks to Dr. Heller visiting Wisteria Lane?

Here are the tidbits we learned (or got confirmation of) about Dave this week:
  • "Dave Williams" is not his real name. So that officially discards him being George Williams' brother.
  • Dave lived in Fairview before as the place doesn't offer a fresh start and is not safe for him.
  • The man Dave is after is part of the band.
  • Dave lies, saying that he and the man from his past worked out everything. This means that something bad happened between Dave (or a relative) and the man.
  • Dave is concerned when he learns that Mike is in the burning club. He goes in to get Mike out. Some may say that Dave went back in to put the icing on the cake of his "I'm the hero so don't doubt me" angle but, after hearing Dave tell Mike "I'm not don't with you yet," one has to wonder if Dave went in because he is after Mike and wants to deal with him one on one.
From comments some of you left in response to some of my reviews, you think that Mike is not Dave's target and that all the clues pointing to him are red herrings. Do you still think so? Personally, I still stand by my "Mike is the target." If Mike is not the target, then why did Dave risk his life to go save Mike? After all, Dave already had "hero" status before he saved Mike. If all the clues are indeed falsely pointing to Mike, than Dave must really need Mike's help to seek revenge on one of the other guys. Why ensure that Mike is part of the band, comes back to Wisteria Lane and survives the fire if it's not that he is either instrumental in the revenge plot or is the target?

Other tidbits of interest:
  • When Porter told his parents last week that Anne's husband was bad, I thought Anne told Porter that so he wouldn't talk to her husband and to keep some control over Porter. Witnessing him kicking her made me feel bad for her and almost accept her affair with Porter.
  • From the looks of the person who gets arrested and previews for the November 30 episode, I wouldn't be surprised if Lynette claims she is the one who set the fire in order to save Porter (the official episode description says "Lynette and Tom vow to protect son Porter at any cost"). Of course, the investigation will soon discover that Lynette is not the one who set the fire and the woman will be set free.
  • Jackson may exactly be who Susan needs right now. Not only does he truly love her but he is the voice of reason that Susan so desperately need, especially now that Julie is not living with her anymore.
  • I've said it before and I'll say it again: Virginia is creepy.
  • We need to see more of Lee and Bob. It was fun and twisted to see Lee almost have a crush on Bree after learning all the gossip about her! Maybe Lee could start stalking Bree to learn more dirt about his favorite neighbor?
In light of the new clues, who is Dave's target?
Mike461 (68.9%)
Tom31 (4.6%)
Carlos66 (9.9%)
Orson111 (16.6%)


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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Marcia Cross sighting on September 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker arrive at the EA Sports Presents NBA Live 09 VIP Launch Party at Beso on September 26, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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    Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the EA Sports Presents NBA Live 09 VIP Launch Party at Beso on September 26, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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sonia

I think Dave is the brother of the drug-junkie guy Mike killed while trying to save his ex-gf (the one he was all about in the first season).

November 30 2008 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Super Mario

in the 5 year gap Mike and Susan get into a car crash and kill a family...i think that that was Dave's original family and so dave is after mike

November 27 2008 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karly

Did anyone realize the reporter doing a story on Bree is the chick from the Quaker rice cakes commercials?

November 21 2008 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ryan

At the end of a few episodes back, Mary Alice's monologue is talking about dave and she says "He now turned his thoughts to his real agenda...it wouldn't be long now before he destroyed the man who ruined his life, he knew he had to move carefully...after all he wanted it to be a surprise"

and all of a sudden, the few clues we as viewers have been given so far fell perfectly into place.

DAVE WANTS TO KILL MIKE!----thats my theory, that Dave is the husband and father of the mother and daughter that were in the car crash with mike and susan, dave blames him for their death because he was driving! So Dave is out to get mike!
and he had to get rid of Mrs.Mcklusky because she knew Dave was up to no good.

Anyways thats just my theory of the series 5 mystery, i personally think i've got it right, but as all DH fans know...anything is possible.

Also after seeing 'City on Fire' i think my theory is further supported, as we learn dave has lived in fairview before, and as the doctor is looking at the battle of the bands poster, the camera stops just as the doctor reads mikes name, and the doctor then goes off it with dave.

What do peeps think of my theory?

November 19 2008 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PORSCHE

Orson is alive.. the talk about him in abc promo... the focus is on mike or jackson... did jackson go on th run? mike have amniesa again?

November 18 2008 at 12:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PORSCHE

A shows ago we learned dave's brother was killed in prison... the guy that killed him claimed self defense... Dave doesn't believe it was... Did everyone miss that? So we can stop with other theories.

I forgot Carlos was in Prison.. i always thought Mike was too easy... and who is to say Tom wasn't there long time ago? juvie maybe?

November 18 2008 at 12:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
itsy

Has no one noticed that Bree and Orson were not in the final scene? Outside, we saw everyone but Bree and Orson. We saw Carlos and Gaby getting into the ambulance, and Susan, Lynette, Tom, Edie, Jackson, Dave, and Katherine were all out there at some point.

I think Orson died in the fire. Remember, he got kicked in the face as he was trying to help Carlos up off the floor. We saw him push Bree toward the door. But we never actually saw Orson leave or saw him outside.

And in the coming attractions, there is only one reaction shot of Bree, looking kind of strange....

Any takers?

November 17 2008 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Karly

Maybe Orson did die or is severely injured... He wasn't really doing much on the show anyway. I hope Virginia died so Gabby and Carlos can get all her money. I liked when Gabby was rich and obsessed with designer clothing and stuff. Maybe that's why Carlos might get his vision back, they could afford some insane surgery or something.

November 18 2008 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
seth

I think its pretty clear that Mike is the target -- "i'm not through with you yet" is not proof enough? Besides the DH writers are not that clever to give us red herrings. The word is -and stop reading this if you don't want to hear a possible spoiler is that Dave is the husband of the wife that Mike and Susan killed. Just a theory. Glad that James Denton did not die, are there any other fans out there because it seems like they always seem to threaten that he will die at some point.

November 17 2008 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
WhatI

I' m confused by Dave's "new name" because Dr. Heller acted like he was surprised to see him using another name - yet, didn't he go to Fairview after getting the call from the McCluskeys who used his new name in referring to him? I'm probably missing something.... And having Steven Weber as Julie's boyfriend was strange since he also played on Brothers and Sisters and will be on that show (both shows?) next week according to their preview. Oh, by the way Mr. Cherry, if you're planning on Gaby winning Virginia over because she is "the only one who has ever told her no" - you've still got time to invent a more original storyline than that.

November 17 2008 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard

Dave may have had plastic surgery and not look like he did in the past. Carlos is a good suspect but I really think it must be Mike. Dave saved him because he wanted the revenge (or whatever!).

November 17 2008 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ann

I doubt Dave had plastic surgery to change his appearance....Dr. Heller recognized him from the photo on Edie's flyer.

November 17 2008 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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